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SpicyIP named in list of Top 50 IP influences once again!


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We are extremely pleased to announce that SpicyIP has been named in ManagingIP’s 2014 list of 50 most influential people in IP worldwide! I reproduce their introduction followed by their portion on SpicyIP. “This is the 12th year we have compiled a list of the 50 most influential people in IP worldwide. Over that time, ideas about influence have changed. It’s no longer the case that IP law and policy is determined by self-important officials sitting in the centres of…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (14th July to 20th July)


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The week started with quite an interesting development – Merck and Glenmark were to mediate in the Januvia (Sitagliptin) patent infringement case. Madhulika reported on this, her post covering a brief history of the dispute, as well as making an important observation as to the trend of mediation being in vogue in patent cases. The other similar example that she points to is the Roche-Cipla case. She also points to the potential anti-trust implications that patent settlements might have. Swaraj…


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SpicyIP Event: Nominations Declared For IP Awards – Premier IPR Conclave 2014, Mumbai


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We’re happy to bring you news of the 3rd Annual Legal Era IPR Conclave & Awards on “IPR: Global Innovation and Growth”! “With an aim to strike a balance between global and economic growth and public policy LegalEra presents you with IPR Conclave & Awards 2014, a unique forum on Intellectual Property Rights which involves discussions from creative as well as business and legal perspectives.” Please see the details of the panels, speakers and nominees below:      


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Event: Seminar on Theory of Inventive Problem Solving – Bangalore, August 1st


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IPMetrix is organizing a seminar on “TRIZ” also known as “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving”. Research & Development heads, Engineering, CTO’S Product Designers, Process Designers & New Product Developers may find this seminar to be of interest. Please find the details as mentioned below.   Course Details Registration Details About TRIZ:·      TRIZ is a premier disruptive technology for innovation that can be used throughout many industries and sciences.·      TRIZ is a systematic process that develops critical thinking skills and promotes creativity…


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Drug Regulation

NPPA caps prices of non-essential medicines:A policy appraisal


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In a momentous development the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has capped the prices of 108 anti-diabetic and cardiovascular formulations, which has left the pharma industry fuming! Last year around, May 2013 the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DOP) intervened and  released drug price control order (DPCO),which expanded the list of medicines which fall under the essential medicines category.We had blogged about it in detail over here. NPPA cap: how does it work? While considering the price cap of non-essential medicines, the NPPA…


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Innovation

Global Innovation Index 2014 released: A look at India’s performance


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Earlier today, WIPO released the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014. The GII is perhaps the most nuanced and holistic annual innovation index that currently exists. The GII 2014 covers 143 economies and uses 81 indicators across a variety of themes. It is co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD. You can see our coverage of previous GII editions and how India performed here: 2013, 2012 & 2011. At the outset – this may not be a perfect one, but let me…


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Copyright

Interim injunction application against release of “DHOOM 3” via satellite broadcast denied


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The Bombay High Court, in its recent judgment in Mansoob Haider v. Yashraj Films Pvt Ltd, refused to grant interim injunction against release of “DHOOM 3” via satellite broadcast. The judgment reaffirms the principles laid down by the Supreme Court in R.G. Anand v. M/s. Delux Films & Ors.  This post shall focus on the principle of law involved in this case. At the outset, I would like to commend Justice G.S. Patel for his clarity of thought which is…


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SpicyIP Event: Nominations Declared For IP Awards – Premier IPR Conclave 2014, Mumbai


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We’re happy to bring you news of the 3rd Annual Legal Era IPR Conclave & Awards on “IPR: Global Innovation and Growth”! “With an aim to strike a balance between global and economic growth and public policy LegalEra presents you with IPR Conclave & Awards 2014, a unique forum on Intellectual Property Rights which involves discussions from creative as well as business and legal perspectives.” Please see the details of the panels, speakers and nominees below:


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Biological Diversity

[SpicyIP Tidbit] Nagoya Protocol to enter into force in October


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The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing is all set to enter into force from October 12, 2014 pursuant to its ratification by 51 countries (ratification by 50 countries being the threshold requirement). The Nagoya Protocol, which aims to protect countries from biopiracy and misappropriation of biological resources, was agreed to in October 2010. India had signed the same in 2011 an the Union Cabinet had ratified it in 2012. (Swaraj’s post on the same is available here). The…


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Guest Post: IP Services going Global


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We’re pleased to bring our readers an extremely interesting guest post by Manoj Pillai that brings a very important perspective that’s been missing from our blog – the direction in which the patent infantry is headed. Manoj lives in New Delhi and does IP work. He co-founded LexOrbis, an IP firm, and co-promoted Clairvolex, an IP solutions provider. IP services is going global and soon it is going to be global IP Solutions A convergence of two significant developments in the…


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